REEL CANADA wants to help the next generation of Canadian storytellers find a path to training in the booming Canadian film and television industry.  New studios are opening nation-wide and production volume is rising at unprecedented rates. This means that there are more and more opportunities for young Canadians to find viable careers in the film and TV industry.


The REEL OPPORTUNITIES programme is simple: We bring a film industry professional or college-level instructor to your classroom or school to speak with students directly – completely free of charge!

Many students may not realize that there are literally hundreds of jobs involved in making a film. Through a series of workshops hosted by industry professionals, the REEL OPPORTUNITIES programme exposes young people to exciting new career options and the various paths that lead to them:

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From highly specialized post-secondary training to apprenticeships in the trades accessible straight out of high school, the industry caters to a broad range of skills and interests.

If you are a high school teacher in Ontario and would like to host a REEL OPPORTUNITIES workshop for your class, please browse the Career Chart, and get in touch! Workshop guests can provide an overview of film career paths or delve more specifically into an area of your choosing.


Our pilot season of the REEL OPPORTUNITIES programme is fully booked! 

If you would like to request a workshop for the 2020/21 school year, please write us at [email protected]

Career Links for Students

Algonquin College – Illustration and Concept Art, full-time (Ottawa)

Algonquin College – Digital Video Post-Production (part-time) (Ottawa)

Centennial College – Art and Design Fundamentals, full-time (Toronto)

Centennial College – Music Supervision and Consulting, course (Toronto)

Centennial College – Animation -3D, full-time (Toronto)

Emily Carr University – Storyboarding, course (Vancouver, BC)

Fanshawe College – Audio Post-Production, full-time (London)

Fanshawe College – Costume Production, full-time (London, ON)
George Brown College – Screenwriting and Narrative Design, post-graduate (Toronto)

George Brown College – Video Design and Production, full-time (Toronto)

George Brown College – Sound Design and Production, post-graduate (Toronto)

George Brown College – Visual Effects, post-graduate (Toronto)

George Brown College – Special Effects Makeup, continuing education (Toronto)

George Brown College – Digital Video Editing, continuing education (Toronto)

Humber College – Film and Media Production, full-time undergraduate (Toronto)

Ryerson University – Film Studies, full-time undergraduate (Toronto)

Seneca College – Special Effects Makeup Artistry, part-time (Toronto)

Toronto Film School – Film Production, full-time (Toronto) Canadian Film Centre Canadian Broadcasting Corporation TELEFILM Canada Liason of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto Industrial Light and Magic (Vancouver) National Film Board of Canada Telefilm Canada Women in Film and Television Toronto Film Ontario Director’s Guild of Canada  IATSE – International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (Toronto) ACTRA Performers Guild (Canada) Writers Guild of Canada Film Training Manitoba     Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival (Ottawa, ON)     Atlantic International Film Festival     Available Light Film Festival (Whitehorse, YT)      Calgary International Film Festival     Charlottetown Film Festival (Charlottetown, PE)    Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival (Sudbury, ON)     Dreamspeakers International Film Festival (Edmonton, AB)     Edmonton International Film Festival (Edmonton, AB)    The Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival (Halifax, NS)     Fantasia International Film Festival (Montreal, QC)     Festival de nouveau cinema (Montreal, QC)     Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (Moncton, NB)     Gimli Film Festival (Gimli, MB)     Hot Docs! Canadian International Documentary Festival     imagineNATIVE Film Festival     Ottawa International Animation Festival (Ottawa, ON)     Regina International Film Festival (Regina, SK)     Southwestern International Film Festival (Sarnia, ON)     St John’s International Women’s Film Festival (St John’s, NL)    Toronto International Film Festival     Vancouver International Film Festival     Whistler Film Festival (Whistler, BC)      Windsor International Film Festival (Windsor, ON)      Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival (Winnipeg, MB)     Yellowknife International Film Festival (Yellowknife, NWT)     Yorkton Film Festival (Yorkton, SK)  Cinespace (Toronto) Pinewood (Toronto) Vancouver Film Studios Canadian Motion Picture Park Studios (Burnaby, BC) Northern Ontario Film Studios IMDB Independent Filmmaker Project Variety

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